The Red Cross chapters of the Northeast Pennsylvania region have been doing a great deal to help out our service members and veterans this past holiday season. Thousands of holiday cards have been delivered to make our service members and veterans feel appreciated and thanked for all they do for our country. The Wyoming Valley Chapter has done a fantastic job for the Holiday Mail for Heroes program.
Nearly 200 employees of Macy’s at the Wyoming Valley Mall participated in the campaign, creating and signing cards. St. Mary’s Church of Dorrance participated in the event, with 60 youth between 1st and 6th grade making and signing cards. The National Honor Society at Greater Nanticoke Area High School contributed, conducting a Holiday Mail for Heroes project.
Fairchild Semiconductor also conducted a Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign, involving over 250 employees from their facility in Mountain Top, PA. Red Cross volunteer Theresa Pearyer coordinated a card signing event at the Pittston Police Department.
Barbara Pagluighi from the Mature Worker’s Program coordinated a card signing event on November 15th at the Active Adult Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Many participated in the event, including a number of veterans. Service to the Armed Forces and International Services Director Jennifer Pierce attended and gave an SAF presentation.
Holiday Mail for Heroes managed to gain local media attention with an article being posted on the Citizens Voice website. Sherry Williams, Executive Director of the Wyoming Valley and Hazleton Chapters, said “Spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors, and let's give something that means something to our military men and women, veterans and their families around the world in gratitude for their service.”
Holiday Mail for Heroes was a major success for the Wyoming Valley Chapter this year. Thank you to the Wyoming Valley Chapter, the Wyoming Valley Mall, St. Mary’s Church of Dorrance, the National Honor Society of Greater Nanticoke Area High School, Fairchild Semiconductor, Theresa Pearyer, the Pittston Police Department, Barbara Pagluighi, the Mature Worker’s Program, the Active Adult Center, Jennifer Pierce, Citizens Voice, all who helped with the Holiday Mail for Heroes program, and of course all of our service members and veterans!